What's New: Creo Parametric 4.0 > Manufacturing (Additive Manufacturing–3D Printing, Subtractive Manufacturing–Creo NC) > Creating a Tray Assembly
Creating a Tray Assembly
You can create a Tray Assembly.
User Interface Location: Click File > Print > Prepare for 3D Printing.
Release: Creo Parametric 4.0
Benefits and Description
You can watch a video that demonstrates this capability.
When you prepare your models for 3D printing, you create a tray assembly, using the Additive Manufacturing application. You perform all the required operations before printing the models, such as adding models to the tray, positioning them, and scaling them. Using the Nesting operation, all the models on the tray are automatically positioned to maximize the use of the tray volume.
You can create a tray assembly in one of the following ways:
When you have a model open and you click File > Print > Prepare for 3D Printing. A tray assembly is created and the model is placed on the tray.
To create a new tray assembly file, click File > New and in the New dialog box, under Type select Manufacturing and under Sub-type select Additive Manufacturing. The Additive Manufacturing application opens. As an assembly subtype, data can be managed by Windchill.
When you create a tray assembly, you can perform printability checks and other analysis. The analysis is based on the scaling you apply in the Additive Manufacturing application. You can save the file for future use or you can print it, if you are connected to a 3D printer. Before you print it, you can set up the quality of the printed model surface in the 3D Print tab, or you can skip this step and directly print your models.